ITV timings, stage highlights and how to watch the stage 3 live stream

Updated: 24/03/2023


Today (2 May) sees the Grand Départ of the Tour de Yorkshire 2019, as the race rolls out of Doncaster for a gruelling 384-mile route that encompasses all four corners of God’s own country.

The four stages of the men’s race (the women’s race takes place on 3 and 4 May) will see the peloton whizzing through 150 villages, towns and cities.

There will be plenty of opportunity for Yorkshire residents to head out to support the cyclists, but what about cycling fans that live further afield?

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 route: map, road closures, race timings and where to watch

ITV4 will have full live coverage of all the men’s and women’s stages, as well as an excellent nightly highlights round-up of each day.

Gary Imlach will be joined in the studio by Phil Deignan for the men’s race and Dani Rowe for the women’s race, which begins on Friday and has been extended to two days for this year’s tour.

Commentary across the four days will be provided by Ned Boulting, who will be joined by Lucy Martin for the women’s race, and David Millar for the men’s.

Here’s are all the timings you need to know to catch the Tour on TV:

Thursday 2 May – ITV4

Men’s Race (Stage 1): 1300 – 1800
Highlights: 2000 – 2100

The opening stage of the 2019 race sees the riders roll out of Doncaster before winding their way through South Yorkshire towards a thrilling sprint finish in front of Selby Abbey.

Friday 3 May – ITV4

Women’s Race (Stage 1): 0900 – 1300
Men’s Race (Stage 2): 1430 – 1815
Highlights: 2000 – 2100

The 2019 Women’s race kicks off early on Friday in Barnsley, taking in the full 132km route. This includes a circuit of Harrogate town centre, which will feature in the World Championships later in the year, before heading to the finish at Bedale. The men will take on the same stage route later in the day.

Saturday 4 May – ITV4

Women’s Race (Stage 2): 0900 – 1315
Men’s Race (Stage 3): 1430 – 1815
Highlights: 2000 – 2100

Saturday’s stage – billed as The Yorkshire Coast stage – is likely to be the most picturesque. The riders will head out from Bridlington and race north to Whitby, before turning across the North York Moors (a thigh-straining five climbs greet them here) and back to a seafront finish in Scarborough.

Sunday 5 May – ITV4

Men’s Race (Stage 4): 1230 – 1730
Highlights: 2200 – 2300

This Yorkshire Classic stage is essentially a re-tread of last year’s final stage. It involves 175km of hilly cycling, including the formidable Côte de Park Rash (quickly becoming the Tour de Yorkshire’s own Alpe d’Huez) before finishing along The Headrow in Leeds city centre.

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